Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

R/143/6/0121 (MQA/FA5221) 09/26

Course Duration: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) at Southern University College is a cross-disciplinary programme aims at providing students with skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential for a successful, effective and committed early childcare practitioner and early childhood educator. Students learn liberal education including theories of education and pedagogy (the art of teaching).

Core Subjects

• Philosophies and Policies in Early Childhood Education
• Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
• Malaysian Pre-school Curriculum and Childcare Practice
• Early Childhood Development and Growth
• Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
• Creative Art and Craft in Early Childhood Education
• Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
• Safety, Health & Nutrition for the Young Children
• Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
• Technology and Media in Early Childhood Education
• Drama, Creative Movement and Music in Early Childhood Education


• Science in Early Childhood Education
• Play in Early Childhood Education
• Child Care Curriculum and Practice in Malaysia
• Physical Education in Early Childhood Education
• Research method in Early Childhood Education
• Guidance for Young Children
• Home, School and Community Collaboration in Early Childhood Education
• Children with Special Needs
• Undergraduate Project 1
• Undergraduate Project 2
• Issues in Early Childhood Education

Elective Subjects

• Family and Parenting Counselling
• Health Psychology
• English Proficiency

Entry Requirements

• STPM : A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with CGPA 2.0 and a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent
• A-Level : A pass in GCE Advanced Level (A-Level) with a minimum of CGPA 2.0 and a full pass in any of two (2) subjects, or its equivalent
• UEC : A pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum of five (5) credits in any subject, or its equivalent
• Foundation / Matriculation : A Certificate in Foundation / Matriculation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent
• Diploma / Advanced Diploma : A Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education or in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent CGPA 2.00
• Others : ATAR is 65 and a minimum of scaled score 50 in any 2 subjects OR Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
• English Competency Requirement (International Student) : Achieve a minimum score 5.0 in IELTS or its equivalent

Career Opportunities

• Early Childhood Educators
• Child Development Consultant
• Early Childhood Education Curriculum Developer
• Family Childcare House Providers
• Early Childhood Trainers


• Early Childhood Lecturers
• Researcher
• Early Childhood Entrepreneurs
• Early Childhood Managers

Other Related Courses

Bachelor in Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Guidance & Counselling)
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
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